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5 Myths About 1-Day Concrete Floor Coatings

5 Myths About 1-Day Concrete Floor Coatings

Mar 14, 2019

Our 1-Day floor coatings are pretty awesome. Not to toot our own horn, but our floors have become wildly popular, and for several very good reasons. If you head over to our Facebook page, you can see some before and after photos of our most recent projects.

We realize that there is a lot of information floating around the internet regarding concrete floor coatings. We’ve compiled a list of 5 myths (and the real facts) about our 1-Day floor coating system so you can make an educated decision when it’s time for an upgrade.

Myth #1 - 1-Day floor coatings are expensive

High quality floor coatings do look expensive. Plus, if you read about our application process, you will find that we apply three layers of material. This has to wrack up the costs, right?

Wrong! We are Penntek certified, and this helps us offer competitive pricing for our floor coating system. Our 1-Day floor coating system is more than just the coating. Although a DIY floor coating kit does cost less, it won’t last as long, and it definitely won’t look as good!

We have a very rigorous preparation process to ensure that your floors will withstand the test of time. Plus our floors come with a 15 year warranty! This adds even more value to your project.

If you think it is suspicious that we don’t offer quotes without seeing your floor first, we aren’t doing this to try and sell the project face-to-face. The goal is to give you the most accurate price possible during your first estimate. In order to do this, we need to see the space.

Myth #2: All floor coatings are the same

When you’re walking through your local hardware store, you may see options for DIY concrete floor coatings. Although these may seem like an alluring option, but unfortunately, once applied, they may be lacking.

If you are trying to compare DIY coatings, to our 1-Day floor coating systems, ask yourself if the kit offers these benefits -

  • 4x Stronger Than Epoxy
  • Cleaning Is a Snap
  • Slip Resistant Surface
  • Will Not Chip
  • 1-Day Installation
  • 15-Year Warranty
  • Diverse colors and finishes are available

Plus, each of our systems are applied by a highly trained team! This means that the end result will look professional, and last for a lifetime.


Myth #3 - 1-Day floor coatings are just paint

This is a very common statement. We can see why it would be easy to think that the coating is paint, however; this couldn’t be further from the truth.

This floor coating is made from polyurea and the colored flakes are high quality vinyl. Did you know that polyurea is waterproof, abrasion resistant, UV resistant and extremely durable? This awesome system will protect your floors from wear and tear, and weather damage.

To learn more about this system, you can head over to one of our recent blog posts on the topic.

Myth #4 - The only prep needed is a good vacuuming

There is a LOT that goes into the prep work before we can start applying your floor coating. We start by sealing all of the cracks and dips in the flooring, and then sand everything down into a smooth even surface.

Without this step, the floors will be uneven, and since the floor coatings are waterproof, without a flat surface, water can start to pool. Plus, the polyurea layer will not bond to the concrete if it is not properly sanded and prepped!


Myth #5 - Concrete floor coatings need to be replaced every 3-5 years

This might be true for epoxy floor coatings, or coatings that were applied incorrectly, but this doesn’t apply to Penntek floor coatings! Our floor coatings come with a 15 year guarantee.

Because they are waterproof, UV and stain resistant, our floor coatings do not fade, peel or crack. There is no need to replace these floors to keep them looking their best. They were designed to hold up and this is one of the reasons people love to use them on their patios!

Hire the right pro

Of course, all of the myths that we just addressed could come true if you choose the wrong product or hire the wrong team. Lancaster Painting has been serving the Central Valley for 29 years. We are Penntek certified and each of our team members has been trained on the best practices for transforming your concrete floor. Head over to our Facebook page to read what others are saying about our 1-Day floor coating systems and when you are ready, reach out to our team for a free estimate!

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  • We offer a no questions asked two year warranty on all our painting project
  • We are more affordable than most people may think
  • Our paint jobs last longer because we never skimp on prep
  • We leave the job neat and clean
  • We have long-standing employees that are treated well
  • We give back to our community in many ways including our annual charity project, Paint it Forward